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Bella Pizza

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After visiting Robertson Quay several times I was totally charmed by the never-ending dining opportunities there with old favorites still buzzing with customers and new ones getting high scores by food critiques. A ladies’ night out by the quay is always cool with the jibe of nightlife. Bella Pizza (sister restaurant of Bella Pasta next to it) has been well received for good italian food hence the choice.

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As its name goes, Bella Pizza is all about the pizzas. Still, the menu featured pastas as well hence the decision for a pasta, a pizza, and desserts and cocktails. Unfortunately, the Linguini Ai Frutti Di Mare ($24) was not to our liking. The seafood was overpowering and the linguini was a tad too dry; it was hard to tell that it was actually in a seafood-tomato sauce.

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The types of pizza Bella Pizza had were extensive. Ranging from red pizzas to white pizzas to folded pizzas to sicilian boats (pizza boats), there were just too many to choose from, and too little mouths to pick all at once. Playing it safe, we had the Pizza Bella Pizza ($26) which is a white pizza topped with mozarella, ricotta, salami and spinach. This was our highlight of the night. Unpretentious, original and hearty are three words I would describe it with. Everything a great pizza would need to be.

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Crepe Alla Nutella Con Banane ($10) was a petite dessert to end off the meal. Texture-wise, I liked it a lot and I can see why it was made to be in a smaller serving – it keeps the crepes flavorful without the diner to get bored by it.

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Of course, we must not forget the all-time favorite Italian dessert (or rather my all-time favorite) Tiramisu ($9). I have always believed that they are a must-try at Italian restaurants and this belief is reaffirmed by the rendition at Bella Pizza. Moisture level was just right. The desserts were finished in no time and I was close to licking sauces off the plates – I just need more of them.

Next stop: Bella Pasta.

30 Robertson Quay

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Riverside View

Tuesdays to Fridays 1130 – 1400, 1800 – 2300

Weekends 1120 – 2330

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La Nonna Italian Restaurant

Before this, I already had a target on La Nonna, after finding out that it serves traditional Italian cuisine. “La Nonna” means the Grandmother, implying the cosy, heartening type of food a grandma would cook. I believe I’ve quite found the right place to satisfy my Italian craving. This is it. Furthermore, with its second outlet opened and located more conveniently at Holland Village, I’ll never have too much of transport woes!

Complementary bread well, is a complementary thing and it probably serves as a compliment to us too. It makes everyone happy. What’s even better is that the bread and crackers’ light taste, together with the neutral and healthier olive oil, gives you the appetite and momentum to continue into your appetizers and main courses.
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A what appears to be a vegetarian dish but is actually not, the Penne Delle Nonna ($18) had an authentic Italian touch to it. The penne clearly had a firm texture to it, done al dente. The sauce was cooked well with the penne and ended quite a fulfilling dish.
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What a better way to end off an Italian meal with none other than the original Tiramisu ($12)? I always make it a point to order tiramisus whenever I’m dining Italian style, that’s when you get the real deal out of a tiramisu. The tiramisu here is definitely one of the better ones around, so soft andĀ irresistible. It has a certain kind of attraction which causes you to instantly pop every bit of it into your mouth the moment you meet it.
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Indoors dining proved to be a cosy option while the alfresco area may be rather dusty and humid. I received pretty casual yet friendly service and mannerism which I would applaud for. Also, don’t forget to try their signature pizzas.

Alternatively, their 1-for-1 main course/pasta/pizza during the weekdays lunch specials and 20% discount off all drinks is pretty value for money, not to forget their 3 course set lunch at $22++ as well.

 

26/26B Lorong Mambong

Singapore 227685

 

76 Namly Place

Singapore 267226

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